Kimkim Trip Reviews for Scotland
Exceptional planning and support for our French trip
May 15 - May 23, 2023
We are now safely home from our trip in France. We had a wonderful time. All the arrangements went well apart from a couple of minor issues which were promptly solved by Clement who was also extremely patient and helpful with various changes of plan. The hotels were clean and comfortable and everyone was pleasant and helpful. We would definitely use KimKim again. read more
We were very pleased with all the aspects of our trip to the Outer Hebrides and Edinburgh/
Apr 30 - May 12, 2023
We were very pleased with all the aspects of our trip. I think it’s important to realize the smaller hotels have lots of history and sometime interesting room set ups, but everything works and the breakfast included feature is a real plus as the Scots put on a feast that sets you up for the day. We did not use a guide, but we hired local taxi drivers on three occasions that took us around Lewis, Harris, Skye,, and From Fort William back to Edinburg. Each had lots to tell us and teach us about... read more
I hope this message finds you well. I wanted to personally reach out and extend my sincere gratitude for the glowing review you recently left regarding the trip we organized for you. Your kind words have brought immense joy and pride to our entire team.
We are truly delighted to hear that your experience left you with fond memories. Your satisfaction and enjoyment are our top priorities, and it is incredibly rewarding to know that we were successful in creating a memorable and... read more
We had a lovely trip to Ireland, London and S...
Apr 10 - Apr 22, 2023
We had a lovely trip to Ireland, London and Scotland. This was my first time traveling out of the USA and I was a bit apprehensive but our specialists took care of all of my requests and answered all my questions. The accommodations were great and convenient except for one. However, we reached out to KimKim and they were able to assist us with other arrangements quickly and it made our stay so much more enjoyable. We enjoyed all of our excursions that were pre-arranged. We did miss out on one... read more
Family Scotland trip
Apr 10 - Apr 22, 2023
We worked primarily with Stephen on our trip to Scotland. From setting up the trip in the beginning we received lots of communication. They listened to what we wanted and adjusted the plans accordingly. We did have a few issues arise once we were on our trip that could have been avoided, but once we told kimkim the issues they were handled very promptly and efficiently which we were very thankful for. The customer service team while on the trip was extremely helpful for answering any... read more
Wonderful custom Scottish vacation
Mar 30 - Apr 7, 2023
Marion and William did an excellent job creating a fully custom Scottish vacation of my husband and myself. Each step of the process they were fantastic. They offered excellent recommendations and their responses were always prompt and professional. It took me a while to response sometimes and finalize our plans due to my heavy workload but they were always so kind and patient with me. When it came time for the trip, everything went very smoothly. There was a little hiccup with my train QR... read more
Thank you very much Rachel ! The whole team really enjoyed working to make this holiday in Scotland
memorable ! We look forward to creating a tailor-made trip to the UK or France for you again 😄
Trip to London and Scotland
Mar 16 - Mar 26, 2023
Sarah was amazing to work with. She was very responsive to us and willing to work to tweak our itinerary to include activities we were most interested in. She picked up fabulous places to stay. Our entire trip went completely smoothly with all the transfers she set up, the dining experience in Edinburgh (we actually thought we may have wanted to cancel because we were tired but are so glad we didn't). Our guide on our trek in the Highlands was fabulous (despite our bad weather that day!) and... read more
Thank you so much for your lovely reviews! We had a great time working with you, and we're over the moon that you had such a fantastic and memorable time! Even with the weather being a little unstable, it's awesome to hear that you still managed to make the most of everything. And I hope your daughter had an amazing time at the university.
We also have a team over in France too! So if you want to experience a European adventure, we'd be more than happy to help make it happen. Thanks a million for traveling with us - Marcy & John, you were the best travelers!!!!
We thank Stephen, William and Celina for orga...
Jan 22 - Feb 4, 2023
We thank Stephen, William and Celina for organising a wonderful holiday for us in Scotland. The attention to detail was outstanding particularly given it was the winter season when many venues are closed. Nothing was too much trouble and always available and keeping in touch. We had a sensational time staying at terrific hotels often wonderfully located in the country, and made many happy memories out in the Scottish Highlands. A lovely outdoor adventure... favourite spot is Applecross!!! We could imagine the Vikings landing there from the sea.
Super thanks from Anne and Bill
Hello Anne & Bill
It was a pleasure! We are so happy that you enjoyed (among other things!) the Caledonian Sleeper, the Kingshouse, the guided winter hike, the Three Chimneys Restaurant experience, The Cuillin Hills Hotel and off the beaten track to Sheldaig Lodge, before Culloden and Bannockburn battle fields before the Tiger Lily in Edinburgh, and other warm and cosy winter experiences!
Thank you for choosing us for this winter experience travelling in Scotland.
Our guides were very knowledgeable and person...
Jan 13 - Jan 23, 2023
Our guides were very knowledgeable and personable. Hotels were nice. Both countries were beautiful with amazing architecture! read more
We are really happy to see your review. Thanks for the excellent feedback on this, the Tigerlily Hotel in Edinburgh, and also on the overall trip to Scotland & Ireland ( in WINTER!).
We love the Tigerlily as well! A sexy boutique hotel heart of the New Town, surrounded by shops, smart bars and restaurants and the National Gallery is not far away. What more do you need?
I am glad you enjoyed the guides in Mary Kings Close, the Old Town, but also Culloden, Dublin and foodie experience in Cork!
Welcome home, thank you for choosing to travel with us Debra & Co..
Trip of a Lifetime
Sep 21 - Oct 5, 2022
Our trip to Scotland planned by Rachel exceeded our expectations and became the trip of a lifetime for us! With very little lead time, she planned a two week trip filled with wonderful experiences and excellent accommodations. We were fortunate to have excellent guides to drive us from one location to another. Their commentary and insights helped us to appreciate what we were seeing. We especially enjoyed Neil McLeod, who did a fantastic job of finding interesting sights and stops for us, and... read more
Different kimkim epxerience from Iceland but still good overall
Oct 22 - Oct 29, 2022
Great trip overall. Every day something new.
Scotch tasting tours in general
Kings hotel in Glencoe was stunning
Restaurant in Portree for tasting menu was phenomenal. 40 min drive but worth it.
Guide at Bannockburn was amazing. Super knowledgeable and a good sport.
Portree northern loop drive and hikes fantastic. One of the main hikes was closed though which was disappointing
Hike near the hotel with a hiking guide was terrific and guide was... read more
I am really happy to read that you and your three travel companions had a great trip overall to Scotland! I must say I enjoyed reading your news by SMS during the trip too. I fondly remember the Zoom we had pre-trip too, and I am happy that you enjoyed yourselves. I am also very happy to hear that you loved our speciality guides at Bannockburn and Glencoe! The Trotternish Peninsula drive is amazing and I am happy that you took our advice and did that loop. What a shame that a hike... read more
Walking Vacation in Scotland
Sep 7 - Oct 16, 2022
Just back home after more than 40 days walking and touring around Scotland. This trip was originally planned for 2020 but was delayed until this year due to COVID. We travelled to Inverness, Orkney, Shetland, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Isle of Skye, and Fort William. We used car hire, trains, and ferries to get around and it was great fun. What was special, was that William provided us with walking itineraries at each place we visited so we had a choice of 5 or 6 hikes of varying durations whenever... read more
It was a pleasure looking after you in Scotland. I am very happy that our conversations from 2019 translated into a successful adventure in the autumn of 2022.
All the best, thanks for choosing us.
Stephen & team were amazing!
Aug 26 - Sep 2, 2022
We couldn't have been happier with our self-guided walking tour in Scotland. We were able to experience the Highlands up close and personal. As a solitude lover, I was in heaven on the long walking trails -- very few people, immense vistas, and silence except for the sound of running water. Stephen, our support team, was fabulous -- always answering questions quickly and making on-the-fly adjustments as needed. David, my guide for the hidden valley hike, was absolutely delightful. All of... read more
Thank you Gail
I am really happy that you chose to travel with us in Scotland and that you loved the diverse experiences in the Highlands. It was a pleasure to see that you both enjoying hiking at the end of Summer along the West Highland Way. Kingshouse is also one of my favourite unique hotels in Scotland.
We are used to doing tailormade proposals, and so adapting on-the-go is fine for us.
Thank you for choosing us and have a superb Fall at home (or elsewhere).
It was magical
Aug 7 - Aug 22, 2022
We started planning this trip a few years ago in 2020. When the pandemic hit we had to pause for two years. As a result the trip had to be planned again. Kate and Alex did a remarkable job both times to create a memorable experience for my mom's 80th birthday. We flew into Edinburgh and explored that city for a few days, then travelled up into the Highlands and back down into Edinburgh. The hotels and attractions they booked were exactly what we wanted. Our trip then shifted into... read more
Thank you for your feedback Carolyn. It was such a delight working with yourself to plan such a memorable and special birthday trip for your mother! We are so pleased you enjoyed the special experiences from private bagpiping to a pony trap tour on the Aran Islands.
I hope to be able to work with you again to plan another trip to these fair isles.
With warm wishes,
Standardized pre-packaged experience with incomplete nad inaccurate information - a complete checklist of all the problems fom traditional tour agencies
Jul 31 - Aug 7, 2022
- Some very basic and explicit briefing notes provided by me at inception were ignored in the initial trip plan. That set the tone for what felt as an off-the-shelf standardized pre-packaged trip planning experience.
- In general the quality of the guest houses was below par. I do not require luxury, just professionalism. As an example in the Edinburgh hotel No32 I was "welcomed" by a lady that had a hard time finding my reservation, which was one of the 2 paper slips she held in her hand.... read more
Thank you for taking the time to write your opinions down about your solo-traveller journey through Scotland. I would like to take the occasion to write and reply.
When you say this was 'off the shelf', I reject that this is the case. I think it is important to mention that we created six no-obligation free quotes for you as a single traveller before you chose the cheapest paired-down trip, that removed all of the original elements that we had prepared. Even with the trip... read more
Despite a very short notice we managed to org...
Jul 8 - Jul 19, 2022
Despite a very short notice we managed to organise our tour to Scotland in the best conditions. Rachel has been very helpful and professional. Thank you! read more
Excellent Trip to London, Scotland's Highlands, and Ireland
Jun 1 - Jun 20, 2022
We had the best trip to London, Northern Scotland, and Ireland! Kimkim connected us to William and Stephen who created an itinerary for us. They listened closely and added well-coordinated experiences around our interests. We combined: time in London, hiking in Northern Scotland, visiting Isle of Skye, and spending time in the South East coast of Ireland. We worked closely with Stephen, and he was knowledgeable and created a great trip for us. We loved taking the overnight train from... read more
Well we are really happy that you enjoyed yourselves. Sending families to the most interesting corners of the United Kingdom and Ireland is a real joy. It gave me a lot of satisfaction to read that you appreciated the work of Stephen and our team. We are happy to hear that. I also appreciate that you highlighted your preferred suppliers, and that you loved the West Highland Way. It is an epic, yet achievable adventure isn't it!
Thank you for travelling with us, and taking the time to write such a detailed review.
All the best Rebecca,
William at High Point
Our trip was the trip of a lifetime! After ou...
Jun 6 - Jun 13, 2022
Our trip was the trip of a lifetime! After our long day of flying we were met at hotel du vin by the unbelievable staff! Ben actually parked our car in their disabled parking for us so that my mom wouldn’t have to walk back and forth from the qpark. He was an exceptional human and I hope to pass on his kindness!
Our driver guides, Stuart for Edinburgh and Ian for The Isle of Skye were nothing short of amazing! They were so kind and knowledgeable and generally good people. I highly recommend... read more
Best family vacation
May 25 - Jun 5, 2022
Absolutely one of the best family vacations we have had. Extremely organized and excellent communication before and during the entire trip. We will absolutely use Kim Kim for our next adventure. read more
Thank you for choosing us Marty and Brad - it was a pleasure organizing this adventure for you.
Trip to Scotland - April 2022
Apr 22 - Apr 29, 2022
Our trip to Scotland in April 2022 was certainly very well organized. The people scheduled to pick us up from the airport, along with the guides and chauffeurs were timely in their pick up and drop off each day we were there. Our guide Keith was very knowledgeable and prompt and dressed each day in a kilt which added to the flair of the trip!
The walking tour guide in the cities of Edinburg (Jenny) and our city guide in Glasgow ( Caron) were both excellent. We especially liked our... read more
Apr 25 - May 5, 2022
We had the trip of a lifetime with the help of William and Stephen. They tailored the trip to the things we liked and took out all the stress of planning the trip. We particularly liked all of our tours, the wildlife tour, riding bikes in Callander, and the tour of islands in Oban. All of our guides were knowledgeable and kind. There was not one activity we did not love, and the team checked in to make sure things were going smoothly. The accommodations were also amazing. Our favorites... read more